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Damon B.

Damon B.

Joined on 10/09/08

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Most Favorable Review

High quality, great stand.

Planar 997-6035-00 Triple Monitor Stand
Planar 997-6035-00 Triple Monitor Stand

Pros: Extremely durable. Fits 3x 23.6" Asus monitors, Newegg Item#: N82E16824236174. All 3 monitors sit perfectly level with one another and turn at a nice angle.

Cons: The plastic insert on one of the arms was not cut properly. As such the arm would not slide onto the center mount properly. I had to remove both plastic inserts from both arms, compare them, and make the cut. It was an easy fix with a pair of scissors of all things. It was still an extremely tight fit even after the trim to the plastic insert. The other arm slid on with a perfect fit. (minus 1 egg) This is a two man installation with large monitors. I managed to do it on my own but I could have easily lost a monitor in the process, but it shows on the directions to use two people when installing the side monitors. It doesn't balance well until they are both secured.

Overall Review: I would avoid going larger than the monitor I listed above if you wish to have the monitors turn inward at a decent angle. The monitor measured 22" from left to right. Any longer and the arms would not turn inwards without placing the bezels of the outer monitors behind the bezel of the central monitor. I also read reviews of several triple monitor stands where the monitors did not align at the top properly. This one worked great for the monitors I purchased.

Best case I've owned thus far.

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Great cable management. Like the side panel thumb screws staying attached even when sides removed. (helps keep track of them). Good overall fans, and they are decently quiet. The ability to disable the fan lights is also nice. The top fan bay is perfect for the Corsair H100 cpu cooler. Easy access to top fan bay (read other thoughts)

Cons: This is a pro and a con. The HDD screwless mounts align such that the sata and power connector of the drive faces the opposite side of the case with which you use to insert the drives. The pro is that you can easily use the cable management holes to connect the HDD's and the cables are all hidden. The CON when you have most of the drive bays filled, the cables get piled pretty high in that section and it is a fight to get the side panel back on without knocking a cable loose. I would minus 1 egg here, but this is the best case I've owned thus far, and I like it too much to rate it below 5 eggs.

Overall Review: For those of you that don't read instructions: When removing the top panel to access the top fan bays; Press down upon the section closest to the front of the computer. It is a button toggle. Press down once will release the retention prong. Press down again and it will lock back into place. Makes removal much easier than traditional retention brackets that you have to pry off.

Great mid tower psu

Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300 - 1300-Watt Modular, Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Gold, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire-Ready
Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300 - 1300-Watt Modular, Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Gold, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire-Ready

Pros: High quality modular connections, great carrying case for excess module wires.

Cons: I used a mid tower case so this isn't a con. The cord length for the built in wires (to me) is not long enough for a full tower case. Buyer beware or some such. I used Corsair 500R and utilized all the wire management within the case. The extra cpu power connectors were a tight fit, but in the end worked great. Not sure how it would have turned out on a full tower.

Overall Review: Great for mid ATX with cord management. Wouldn't recommend for full tower with cord management.